Early in 1989 changes in higher education within Texas had opened the question of whether WTSU should join either the University of Texas or The Texas A&M University System. After considerable study, the WTSU regents voted in October to join the A&M system. The Coordinating Board gave its approval in January 1990 and consequently on Sept. 1, 1990, WTSU became a member of The Texas A&M University System. The responsibility for selecting a successor to Roach thus fell to the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System. The regents moved quickly and named Barry B. Thompson, president of Tarleton State University, to head WTSU.
One of Thompson's first actions was to cancel the football program. (Football returned the following year on a non-scholarship basis.) Thompson brought a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the campus. Under his leadership, health was restored to the University's finances, enrollment began to grow and several new programs were added to the curriculum. In addition there was a significant revision in the General Education Requirements effective with the 1993-1995 catalog. The number of hours was raised from 40 to 50 with new requirements in mathematics, computer science, communication and multiculturalism. The University's name also changed. On June 1, 1993, it officially became West Texas A&M University. In August 1994, Barry B.Thompson left to become chancellor of The Texas A&M University System and was replaced by president Russell C. Long.
龙，该大学的第九届总统，矛头的实施了许多新的学术课程，而其他人则在他的手表下得到了加强。大学的第一个博士计划，博士学位。在农业中，成立于2003年，而旱地农业的新课程，马匹工业，环境科学，综合害虫管理，应急管理系统，运动培训和通信障碍是长期保单的其他亮点。也是远程学习的支持者，长期以来推动了大学的最先进的黑斯廷电子学习中心的建设，这是一个在德克萨斯州远程教育领导者的资产。在长期保单期间，校园的其他物理补充包括居留大厅，图书馆，餐厅和校友宴会设施，麦卡林大厅私有化，大学土地的私有化，为城市的第一个特许经营酒店，以及博士护理学习的建设中心，1390万美元的联合银行活动中心和3000万美元的Sybil B。 Harrington Fine Arts Complex。长期以来一直从DEC总裁中断。 2005年3月31日。
West Texas A&M Presidential Eras
- 1948-1973：詹姆斯p。 Cornette时代